Remembering Our Children

Celebrate the life, love and light of our children who have gone much too soon. The congregation of St. Alphonsus Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road, encourages those who have lost a child, and those who support them, to attend a special candlelight service of remembrance on Sunday evening, December 9, at 6 PM. For additional information, please call JoAnn Stein at (225) 261-4650.

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Planned Giving

Your Estate Plan’s Quarterback

Your estate plan is the combination of documents that determine how your assets will be managed and distributed. When you create this plan, one of the most helpful things you can do for your family and beneficiaries is to spell out in detail how you want your estate to be handled. A critical part of that process is naming an executor.

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And, for additional information concerning Diocese of Baton Rouge Planned Giving options, please visit the “Plan My Legacy” page through the Office of Stewardship website:

Only in Loss Do We Experience Restoration

Time and time again, many of us have conversations with other people about the 2016 Baton Rouge-area flood. We hear from those that did not flood, and often they express a sense of guilt. They feel guilty because their lives have followed their normal course; they didn’t have to deal with the loss or any of the nastiness the flood left in people’s homes and lives. Our reply is always the same: We are pleased for them, grateful that they are not continuing to deal with the cleanup and reconstruction. We sense God’s grace and mercy and power every day. The loss of property may have been great and hurtful, yet God’s redemptive work is praiseworthy in the extreme.

“But when the kindness and generous love of God our savior appeared, not because of any righteous deeds we had done but because of his mercy, he saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he richly poured out on us through Jesus Christ our savior, so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life.”


This devotional article is taken from the Total Stewardship curriculum of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, one of dozens of devotional pieces that support resources designed for the Stewardship of Prayer, the Stewardship of Ministry, and the Stewardship of Finance. The material purposefully aligns with the annual Catholic liturgy, the Third Edition of the Roman Missal and the Revised Edition of the New American Bible. We invite you to contact us for more information concerning ways the Total Stewardship curriculum might be used to serve your parish and your parishioners.

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